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完成時間大約為13 小時

建議:4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
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英語(English)

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Short Story WritingFiction WritingCreativityCopy Editing
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第 1 門課程(共 5 門),位於

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完成時間(小時)

完成時間大約為13 小時

建議:4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
可選語言

英語(English)

字幕:英語(English), 法語(French)...

教學大綱 - 您將從這門課程中學到什麼

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Plotting a Course

In this module, we'll learn essentials about plot definitions and mechanics. What is plot? How does plot shape a narrative? What makes a strong plot? How is plot different from a story? We'll also discuss how plot works in actual books you're probably familiar with, such as the Harry Potter series, how character and action equals plot, and the five key questions you should ask yourself when creating a dynamic character....
Reading
4 個視頻(共 26 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
How Plot Works in Harry Potter8分鐘
Character + Action = Plot7分鐘
Feedback Expectations for the Specialization2分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
A Note on Assignments10分鐘
Promo Codes10分鐘
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完成時間為 2 小時

The Power of Structure

In this module we're going to learn what story structure is and how by understanding structure you can learn how to sequence the events in your plot to help maximize your own storytelling abilities.We'll talk about Freytag's pyramid, the five act structure, how that structure can be found in works of classic literature, and have a conversation about how structure and outlines can help organize the stories you want to tell....
Reading
3 個視頻(共 22 分鐘), 1 個測驗
Video3 個視頻
ABDCE Structure Examples from Famous Works of Literature7分鐘
Visiting Writer: A Conversation with Douglas Martin7分鐘
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完成時間為 2 小時

A Scene in Motion

Scenes are the building blocks of storytelling. But what is a scene? And how does a scene move plot forward? In this module we'll learn about the difference between telling and showing, the five key elements each scene should have, offer some examples of effective scenes, and have a conversation about how setting and description can make a scene come alive. ...
Reading
3 個視頻(共 27 分鐘), 1 個測驗
Video3 個視頻
Examples of Effective Scenes8分鐘
Shop Talk with Amity Gaige10分鐘
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完成時間為 3 小時

Cut It Out

This modules deals with the specifics of editing and revising your work. This process of revision starts with the first draft (which will now become your second draft) and continues until the manuscript’s ready to send to an agent. Included here are a twenty-one point checklist on what to do once you have a completed first draft, and conversations about creating characters with strong motivations, and how to define language that gets rewritten vs language that gets cut. ...
Reading
4 個視頻(共 32 分鐘), 1 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
Shop Talk with Amy Bloom10分鐘
Shop Talk with Salvatore Scibona10分鐘
The 21st Point3分鐘
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創建者 MMDec 1st 2016

Great course to take as the first step in the sequence of the "Creative Writing" certification. Exercises are fun, professor provides useful methodology, load is manageable for someone with a day job.

創建者 SCApr 4th 2018

This course got me off on the right foot in writing. It gives specific structure on elements of a good plot. There is no failing, just constructive review of your work by your peers. Very good course

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Brando Skyhorse

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
English

關於 Wesleyan University

At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit. ...

關於 创意写作 專項課程

This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. You will master the techniques that good writers use to compose a bracing story, populated with memorable characters in an interesting setting, written in a fresh descriptive style. You will analyze and constructively evaluate peer writing. In the Capstone, you will draft, rewrite, and complete a substantial original story in the genre of your choosing. Our courses are designed for anyone from the aspiring short story writer to established novelist. Whether you have a finished novel sitting on your desk calling for a fresh look or have had the germ of an idea for a decade, this Specialization gives you tools to achieve your goal. Through 4 courses focused on a key aspect of writing, and taken in any order you choose, you will develop a stronger ability to not only refine your writing, but critique writing in general and find inspiration in the works you are already reading. Thanks to our sponsors, upon completion of their first assignment, learners in each course will receive up to an 80% discount from Write-Bros and a 30% discount off their first purchase from Scrivener to use on their writing software. Additionally, learners who complete an assignment will receive 30% off membership at the online writing community Scribophile. For more information about our partners, see the FAQ below....
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